Rauner’s Medicaid revamp just became a little less secret

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NextLevel Health is no longer keeping secret how much the Rauner administration plans to pay the private insurer in the governor’s revamped Medicaid managed care program that begins Jan. 1.

Chicago-based NextLevel, led by Dr. Cheryl Whitaker, has released reimbursement rates that detail how much the state plans to pay the carrier for administering medical benefits to a portion of Illinois’ 3.1 million Medicaid recipients.